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Get hired with the help of your friend, Mark Zuckerberg?

tl;dr Adzuna, a search engine for classified ads encourages users to share adverts via social media. In this instance, the prompt features a friendly photo of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder).

Get hired with the help of your friend?

Adzuna, the British startup that “aims to become the leading search engine for classified ads, globally” continues to shine. They recently featured on Startups.co.uk’s top 100 startups of 2012; and raised £800k via seed and venture round funding. Congrats Adzuna!

The site smartly and easily aggregates jobs, car and property adverts. Like most sites, they encourage you to connect your experience to popular social media platforms (LinkedIn and Facebook). However it still came as a shock as we discovered a stock photo featuring the blue eyed magnum steel stare of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. We couldn’t resist sharing the image (above). “Get hired with the help of your friend”.

We hope Mark can help out?

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We recently announced our foray onto Facebook. It is difficult to ignore Facebook with 900 million active users. Unfortunately we are yet to get much of a following. Therefore this is a shout out for support.

Simply log onto Facebook and visit our page. Invite your friends and share your views on entrepreneurship, startups and technology.

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How the $16bn Facebook IPO looks like in cash (Image)

Mark insisted on paying in cash… (Image Hack: demonocracy.info)


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Facebook are on the verge of making history. Their IPO will see them raise at least $16 billion and value the company at over $100 billion.

The Economic Times reports:

Facebook’s initial public offering of stock is shaping up to be one of the largest ever. The world’s definitive online social network is raising at least $16 billion, a big windfall for a company that began eight years ago with no way to make money.

Facebook priced its IPO at $38 per share on Thursday, at the high end of its expected range. If extra shares reserved to cover additional demand are sold as part of the transaction, Facebook Inc. and its early investors stand to reap as much as $18.4 billion from the IPO.

The IPO values the company at around $104 billion, slightly more than Amazon.com, and well above well-known corporations such as Disney and Kraft.

Those are some really unfathomable numbers! To put the figures into some perspective, imagine a pallet stacked full of fresh $100 notes:

+ 100 million dollars ($100,000.000) = 1 pallet (approx shoulder height)
+ 1 billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) = 10 pallets
+ 2 billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) = 20 pallets (1 truck)
+ 16 billion dollars ($16,000,000,000) = 160 pallets (8 trucks – 1 x image above)
+ 100 billion dollars ($100,000,000,000) = 1,000 pallets (50 trucks – 6.25 x image above)
+ 104 billion dollars ($104,000,000,000) = 1,040 pallets (52 trucks – 6.50 x image above)

Whatever you think about Facebook, Zuckerberg, the bubble, this IPO represents a truly impressive story and no one can be certain what direction the share price will head on float day.

Image credit: Demonocracy.Info (Truck Image)

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The Year of The Entrepreneur – It’s YOU again

Time Magazine are predicting 2012 will be the year of the ‘entrepreneur’. Things have sure moved on from year of the Protester (2011), Mark Zuckerberg (2010), You (2006) and The Whistleblower (2002). One may argue Time are getting a little lazy.

Given the weak economic climate and high levels of unemployment around the place, it does seem fitting that self employment is being promoted. Maybe even if it is being promoted as Governments alternative to creating new jobs.

Regardless now feels like an even better time to be an entrepreneur. Plenty of resources are available (like local business advisers) and the mechanisms to get your message out to the world (like Twitter, Facebook) are endless.

Good luck you!

Related Article: Time Magazine: 2012 – The Year Of The Entrepreneur/

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